...This is quite possibly a snapshot of your brain...
i'm not a fan of this one, sorry. I do like the colors/ textures though. and i want to see the kid's hands instead of hiding them. I think the narrative is good, but the environment is too contrasty so it's making me want to look back there instead of your characters. you're getting really close to hitting on something though, just keep PLUGGIN away :-)
I disagree with Hollie, I like the characters. The skin tone wall color in the background is slightly darker in color. I would say change the color and darken it. It would also allow for some more dramatic lighting which would be cool. It would be a great design set up with light against dark too.
Perfect dude! Well done sir!